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Federal prosecutors charged Nathan Carman, 28, of Vernon, Vermont, with the 2016 murder of his mother on the high seas, as well as related fraud to obtain insurance and family funds.
Carman has previously been at the center of an inheritance dispute that contributed to the 2016 sinking of his 31-foot fishing vessel, The Chicken Pox. The boat sank during a fishing trip in 2016, leaving Carman’s mother, Linda Carman, missing and presumed dead.
Nathan Carman shot and killed his grandfather John Chakalos
Federal prosecutors in Vermont say that according to the unsealed indictment, in 2013, Nathan Carman shot and killed his grandfather John Chakalos at his home in Windsor, Connecticut. The unsealed indictment says that in 2016 he killed her mother Linda Carman and sank her boat during a fishing trip off the coast of Rhode Island.
The federal indictment alleges that both murders were part of a scheme to obtain money and property from the estate of John Chakalos and related family trusts.
Arrested and Charged
Neighbors told NewsCenter 5’s John Atwater that state police and members of the sheriff’s department were among the authorities who came to Carman’s Vernon home to arrest him Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s very strange that it took forever for him to play again,” said a neighbor.
“We didn’t even know about it. We didn’t see him come out at all,” another neighbor said. “We thought this was a civil issue over money all this time. We had no idea that this was still going on, that it was going to happen this afternoon.”
Chakalos, a wealthy real estate developer, was shot in 2013 in a scheme to inherit $7 million Chakalos had left Linda Carman.
Carman told the Coast Guard in 2016 that when the boat rapidly filled with water, he swam to the lifeboat and called her mother, but he never saw her again.
He was found floating on the raft off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard by a freighter crew eight days after the ship was reported missing.
“I feel healthy. Emotionally, I’ve been through a lot,” Carman told Atwater on Sept. 27, 2016.
Carman was involved in a 2019 civil lawsuit that took place to determine whether insurance companies would have to cover an $85,000 claim for his boat sunk. But a US district judge found, among other things, that shortly before the fishing trip, Carman made improper repairs to the boat. Witnesses testified that he removed two stabilizer moldings from the stern, near the boat’s waterline, leaving holes that he tried to seal with an epoxy stick.
“It may be that Nathan Carman’s willingness to speak up, his willingness to take proactive steps to collect insurance proceeds, led to his downfall and ultimately to the murder charges,” said Greg Henning, legal analyst at News Center 5.
Family members have previously accused Carman of killing his mother and his grandfather.
Federal authorities say that if he is convicted of murder on the high seas, Carman faces mandatory life in prison. Each of the fraud charges carries a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison.